yeahwrong: Nice blog you have here! I've also looked around on your website. It seems like an amazing initiative for beginner developers. This may sound a bit silly, but it always makes me happy to see other girls programming. (Partly because it makes me feel less alone haha) So I wanted to thank you for sharing your experiences with the rest of us!

Hey there,

Thanks for reaching out! 

I would love to grow my site more in the future, but I only have so much time with my other jobs, etc :( 

Anyways, thank you for your kind words — it is always nice hearing from female programmers. 

panther0302: I have been dying to relearn how to code. Haven't done it since college and I forgot most of it. Do you have any highly recommended resources and/techniques that fit into a busy lifestyle? Thank you in advance.

Hi there —

Hmmm … well it depends what you want to do!

For instance, right now I am learning how to build web apps because i’d like to create my own kind of membership site or something that’s more than a blog — you know? 

So I’ve been learning Ruby on Rails because there are tons of resources on it, it’s really popular in the job market, and it’s pretty easy to get up and going with it. 

What do you want to do, though!? Build a blog, build a web app, a mobile app, etc … 

I feel like focusing on a language/skill that fits into your long term goals always helps as far as motivation goes. 

(Oh, and I typically spend 20-25 minutes a day learning something new because of my busy schedule with my other job :( )

UK Young Scientists of the Year 2014

18 year old twin sisters, Ameeta and Aneeta Kumar, are the UK Young Scientists of the Year 2014, after exciting the judges with their project on developing an early diagnostic tool for cancer. 

National Science + Engineering Competition judge and Nobel Prize-winner Sir Tim Hunt said, “They’ve done an amazing job, I couldn’t grow a cell to save my life!”

(Source: youarenotcolourblind, via tech-girls)

fastcompany:

Instead Of Taking Your Daughters To Work, Introduce Them To Technology

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. No doubt, it is a fantastic initiative. However, in 2013 many freelancers and entrepreneurs work from home. And many employees don’t work in offices anymore.

For workers who remain in office environments, it seems that exposing our kids to the drudgery of cubicles, mind-numbing meetings, and dull cafeteria food is not very inspiring.

Besides, many coveted tech jobs that exist today—for example, in social media—weren’t even conceived of a decade ago. Our kids won’t be doing same jobs anyway.

Although future jobs will continue to change, one thing is for sure: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will be pervasive in everything we do.

So rather than going to work, why don’t you set aside a day and take your daughter to tech? Here are a few ideas to swap for hauling your kids to your desk:

Learn about women in tech and science: WITI (Women in Technology International) is sponsoring a social media scavenger hunt for high school girls to learn about female role models. In this contest, girls can name their favorite role model, grab fun badges such as “I’m a WITI girl” (love the pun), and create Pinterest boards with their favorite women in tech and science. Winners will get free tickets to meet inspirational women in tech and science at the annual WITI Hall of Fame Ceremony in June and other prizes.

Visit a tech or science museum: If you’re in the Bay area, the Exploratorium in San Francisco just re-opened on Pier 15 with 150 new exhibits.

Join the Worldwide #WITI Wave celebration: Let’s show our kids that women work in tech and science careers around the world by posting your video to the WITI Wavepage or tweeting your support for women in tech at #WITIWave.

Read about important women in STEM careers at the 2013 Women’s History Month websiteSTEM is the focus in 2013.

Sign your kids up for a technology or science summer camp such as iD Tech Campsheld at many U.S. universities.

Set aside time to help them participate in science events such as Google’s Science Fair.

Let’s share technology and science careers with our daughters and sons and let them experience the possibilities before it’s too late.

[Image: Flickr user D. Sharon Pruitt]

citruc: hi, would you know where i could buy the second desk from your /post/95581748321/some-of-my-favorite-workspaces-from-around-the ? i have been looking for a desk and that is the only one i find to be perfect... i can't find any source on google :(

I definitely found that image (and all the images) on Pinterest.

Here my is Pinterest board where it is: http://www.pinterest.com/learncodewithme/workspace/

And I **think** the desk you are referring to is this one: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/334040497335100320/

for some reason it won’t take me to the site it came from … says it’s blocked? (image came from interiors-designed.com)

Anyways, i hope this helps in some way! 

thefeministme:

Verizon Commercial 2014

"Our words can have a huge impact. Isn’t it time we told her she’s pretty brilliant, too? Encourage her love of science and technology and inspire her to change the world."

— Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code 

Omg. This literally made me tear up.